Top three picks for home and garden tours — offered this weekend

There’s something about magnificent mansions and perfectly manicured gardens that entice the history buff, and photographer, in me; so, I’ve picked few tours and events that might get you on board to explore stunning and historical venues this weekend.

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The East End has it going on with plenty to see and do this weekend

I have a special place in my heart for the Eastern End of Long Island; as a Nassau resident, it is truly a getaway for me. And, I look forward to getting out there, now, especially with all the attractions, shows and festivals held in the summer.

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Where to take dad this weekend for some family fun

Are you still wondering where to take dad in celebration of Father’s Day? Ponder no more, as some of our favorite Long Island attractions are offering events, held on either June 16 or 17, that are low-cost, no cost, or with free admission for dad.

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Sweetbriar’s Butterfly Garden re-opening and Wildlife and Craft Fair this Saturday

Alive with rich vegetation, delicate flowers and more than 20 species of native North American butterflies, the whimsical Butterfly Garden and House at Sweetbriar Nature Center opens for the summer season, on June 9, during Sweetbriar’s wildlife and craft fair. How sweet to be swept away into the world of graceful butterflies in the screen-enclosed garden, while also shop for handmade crafts and see the special guests – including a coyote – that Adirondack Wildlife Refuge has brought to the fair.

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Help send Strawberry on her way home on Earth Day

As someone who is passionate about preserving our planet and wildlife, I’m super excited to announce that Strawberry, a rehabilitated seal, is being released back into the wild, on April 22, at Ponquogue Beach – and we’re all invited to wish her luck on her new adventure. And, in honor of Earth Day, you’re also invited to take part in the Hampton Bays beach cleanup, immediately following this sweet pup’s release.

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